I love Ozzy, so I actually bought this on pre order, which is a first for me.
Ozzy's life has historically been sold to people as being one big tremendously fun roller coaster ride, which even when times were unhappy, it was previously reported as though it was, "all a bit of a laugh, really".
This film, produced by his son, Jack, is a loving but fair and more accurare portrait of his father, who is regarded as one of the Earth's great Rock and Rollers.
I like that this film shows the professional, repetitive and hard work side of being a Rock Star, it shows photographs of Ozzy when he is completely off his face on god knows how many illegal substances, and it's nowhere near as pretty as it sounds when you read it or just hear about it.
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, is the only real documentary of a man who grew up in 1960s Birmingam with feelings of hopelessness, poverty and a group of 3 other seemingly doomed individuals; hopelessly abandoned by the education system, who went from clearing out animal vomit in a Digby Slaughterhouse to being an International Rock Star within 2 years.
Jack Osbourne, has shown how his father's emotionally driven substance abuse, hurt many people along the way, and how ****ing hard Ozzy has had to work, both on his music and his addictions to travel from living in Aston - Birmingham to Beverley Hills in Los Angeles, California.
As much as Ozzy may have hated himself, he's the only man on Earth who tried to drink and take pills and powder to death - survive and have the Science world map his Genome, to see why he wasn't dead.
Ozzy is a shy, self doubting, working class man, who's also extremely talented, hard working, extremely self critical, a perfectionist, a loving father, and a self admitted love cheat and former failure as a father.
We get to see the damage Ozzy did to himself, and to all of his family, but we also get to see the love he has in his heart for all of them, and how he's tried his best to make amends.
(I'd like to also say, Sharon, his girlfriend then wife, is a massive reason why we're still blessed to have Ozz with us, that woman is incredible).
The only thing I would say which is anywhere near negative about this DVD is that Ozzy's life has been so full, and he has so much of interest to offer, is that I feel you could make another 4 DVDs and maybe still want more.
I personally would also like to see a DVD about Ozzy making his music.
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne? I think he already did!
I love it!